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ASPPH Presents Liberal Education – Professional Education: Is it Time for an Intentional, Integrative Approach?

Frequently, educational approaches are considered as a dichotomy – liberal versus professional. However, perpetuating this dichotomy may not best serve students or the workforce. We are at the forefront of an educational movement and it is critical that we think intentionally about who we are training our students to be and how do we best do it. Baccalaureate public health education is occurring in a range of locations including community colleges, traditional liberal arts schools, and schools of public health. Faculty and staff have a diverse range of training and experience in educational frameworks, In addition, this educational movement is occurring at a time when the disciplinary boundaries of public health are expanding and becoming less defined.

In this webinar, we will present an overview of the state of curriculum models in undergraduate public health programs, followed by a more in-depth look at both the liberal education and the professional education approach to undergraduate curriculum design and delivery. Following the presentation, a discussion period will provide participants the opportunity to reflect on the approach of their own programs and how the liberal education and professional education perspectives presented might be applied within the context of their own program’s student population and desired outcomes.

  • Featured Speakers

    Marc Kiviniemi, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, and Director of Undergraduate Public Health Programs, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, SUNY

    Sara Mackenzie, MD, MPH

    Senior Lecturer, Health Services, and Director, Public Health Major, University of Washington School of Public Health

    Robert Pack, PhD, MPH

    Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, East Tennessee State University College of Public Health

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